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It is always easier to believe than to deny. Our minds are naturally affirmative.
A man must not deny his manifest abilities, for that is to evade his obligations.
It is a mania shared by philosophers of all ages to deny what exists and to explain what does not exist.
There are so many rumours about so many of us in the public eye. Sometimes it's too hard to deny what is not true.
It's what I tell my daughters: Know that your birthright is to shine your light, and don't let anybody deny you of that right. Take responsibility for your life.
In the attempt to defeat death man has been inevitably obliged to defeat life, for the two are inextricably related. Life moves on to death, and to deny one is to deny the other.
It wasn't my choice to be an open book, but when people found out what my life was like when I was 14 or 15, I didn't deny it. I think the more imperfect you are, the more human you are.
With impressive proof on all sides of magnificent progress, no one can rightly deny the fundamental correctness of our economic system.
Playwrights are like men who have been dining for a month in an Indian restaurant. After eating curry night after night, they deny the existence of asparagus.
I vehemently deny that I was born a cynic and a pessimist.
J. Paul Getty
Those who deny the right of a jury to protect an individual in resisting an unjust law of the government, deny him all defence whatsoever against oppression.
The man who prefers his country before any other duty shows the same spirit as the man who surrenders every right to the state. They both deny that right is superior to authority.
If there is one realm in which it is essential to be sublime, it is in wickedness. You spit on a petty thief, but you can't deny a kind of respect for the great criminal.
It is not necessary to deny another's reality in order to affirm your own.
Anne Wilson Schaef
We must memorize nine numbers and deny we have a soul.
The same people who can deny others everything are famous for refusing themselves nothing.
We have been given God in our souls and Christ in our flesh. We have the power to believe where others deny, to hope where others despair, to love where others hurt.
I think that it is our intention to deny cancer any control over us.
I lost relatives to AIDS, a couple of my closest cousins. I lost friends to AIDS, high-school friends who never even made it to their 21st birthdays in the '80s. When it's that close to you, you can't really deny it, and you can't run from it.
I've never understood why we would want to deny all the joys - and the challenges - of marriage to anyone. Which is why I think any loving, committed couple - gay or straight - should be able to get married.
In politics people give you what they think you deserve and deny you what they think you want.
C. Northcote Parkinson
No one who is in this world will deny that evils exist. What, then, do we say? That evil is not a living and animated substance, but a condition of the soul which is opposed to virtue and which springs up In the slothful because of their falling away from good.
When public men indulge themselves in abuse, when they deny others a fair trial, when they resort to innuendo and insinuation, to libel, scandal, and suspicion, then our democratic society is outraged, and democracy is baffled.
J. William Fulbright
If we were to abandon concern for what is true, what is false, and what remains indeterminate, the world would be totally chaotic. Even those who deny the importance of truth, on the one hand, are quick to jump on anyone who is caught lying.
A coldly rationalist individualist can deny that he has any obligation to make sacrifices for the future.
What could begin to deny self, if there were not something in man different from self?
Leonardo da Vinci
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
Norman Vincent Peale
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